I’ve gotten lots of requests for more jewelry findings made out of polymer clay, so today I have for you a simple way to think about making bead cones.
The basic coiled cone that I show you it’s really just a starting place. As I mentioned in the video you should consider applying paint, patinas and surface effects to these to make them work perfectly with your jewelry pieces. Also, I think I would like to experiment with applying slices of canes or pieces of veneers such as mokume gane or a retro cane. Of course, if you’re not careful your bead caps will end up stealing the show!
With that in mind in upcoming videos I will be showing you how to make jewelry that allows these bead cones to be the stars.
If you want to make lots of cones that are all the same size you might consider making a mold of your form. Use two-part molding putty to mold the form, once set fill it with clay and bake. This way you can make as many forms as you like that are all the exact same size and shape.
Let me know in the comments if you find any interesting cone shapes in household objects. Like I mentioned in the video I found it to be one of the toughest shapes to locate.
Tools and Materials:
- Polymer clay in colors of your choice
- Acrylic block for rubber stamping
- Sharpened pencils
- Bottles with cone shaped tops, such as TLS or Deco gel
- Scrap of aluminum foil
- Clay blade
Enjoy the video and happy creating!
Watch the Custom Bead Caps From Polymer Clay-Friday Findings Tutorial at YouTube.